Added by Susan Rochester on May 3, 2013 at 13:39 — No Comments
Look carefully at the center circles on both the left and right. Which circle is bigger?
Are you sure they aren’t both the same size? This relative size illusion is called the Ebbinghaus illusion. It was discovered by Hermann Ebbinghaus, a German psychologist, in the early…Continue
Added by Kate Boorer on May 3, 2013 at 12:30 — No Comments
Last week I discussed the underlying energy which determines whether a personal or organisational change will be successful or not. I also linked the most popular change models which can be successfully integrated. Many of my clients know change theory and models. What they often struggle with is just how to get started. Today I discuss a 5 step process which can help you get started, helps you integrate…Continue
Added by Christina Lattimer on May 2, 2013 at 23:20 — No Comments
Recruiting good people is not easy, they are usually gainfully employed. However, when they are available many businesses squander the opportunity to get them on board due to lack of structure and organisation. Applying a few simple techniques can make you highly attractive to the best…Continue
Added by David Klaasen on May 2, 2013 at 18:26 — No Comments
Sheryl Sandberg’s recently published book “Lean In” has been described as the modern manifesto for women in the workplace. I can also attest that it offers just as much value for men. Despite having worked both with and for women for decades the book gave me a clearer perspective the unique challenges and difficult decisions women face while managing their careers.
“Lean In” also highlights a significant issue faced by employers when it comes to how to retain female…Continue
Added by Ben Thompson on May 1, 2013 at 15:00 — No Comments
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"Most of my board experiences have been really rewarding. I felt like I made a real contribution and that my skills were valued. There was…
Added by Anneli Blundell on April 30, 2013 at 16:48 — No Comments
I am a believer in the value psych testing can add to understanding someone’s motivations, preferences, potential and underlying abilities. Having built a business around psych testing for selection and development, this faith is certainly an asset to our service offering! But not everyone I meet is a true believer and at times I am faced with scepticism and wariness. And I can understand this, psych testing can be confronting, it measures our key drivers, our resilience, our thinking style,…Continue
Added by Prue Laurence on April 30, 2013 at 14:14 — No Comments
As the first of Australia’s 5.5 million baby boomers are preparing for retirement, business leaders will start feeling the pain associated with this mass exodus of knowledgeable specialists and the impact it may have on their company performance.
While the financial crisis and unstable economy have delayed many retirement plans, the ageing workforce has started to retire, taking with them years of experience and expertise that are difficult to replace.
The loss of intellectual…Continue
Added by Bruce Nixon on April 29, 2013 at 18:00 — No Comments
There is cause for celebration as Australia’s population hit 23 million this week, which is a testament to the resilience of our economy and democracy.
But put down your party hats and whistles and as the Commonwealth Government has done little to ensure the large retiring Boomer generation don’t force younger generations in to tax servitude to fund their aged pensions and healthcare.
Over the last 18 months the Government’s $70 million mature age worker and job seeker…Continue
Added by Malcolm King on April 26, 2013 at 19:30 — No Comments
Change is often a messy business even if you have the most detailed plans and the best strategy. Time and time again I have seen businesses embark on change and be surprised by the resistance, problems, and conflict which unexpectedly arise. In this week’s article, I lay out some common factors I have seen which usually aren’t directly addressed. Unless they are given…Continue
Added by Christina Lattimer on April 26, 2013 at 0:21 — No Comments
Almost every problem at work boils down to the quality of relationships. This can range from the relationships we have with shareholders and clients to the relationships we have with our line manager, colleagues and those who report to us, but it also includes our relationship with ourselves…Continue
Added by David Klaasen on April 25, 2013 at 18:40 — No Comments
Yes, it’s that time of year again — when the groans of managers can be heard over the mere mention of the words, annual performance reviews. Many managers see performance appraisals as nothing more than an empty, bureaucratic exercise forced on them by HR.
My research of 1,200 HR managers…Continue
Added by Dr Tim Baker on April 24, 2013 at 14:26 — No Comments
Everyone goes through tough times at work, and in their personal life. Of course, no one said life would be easy, but some people seem to get through the hard times better than others. Whilst some people might get brought down by the announcement of a restructure at work or their role being made…Continue
Added by Nicole Russom on April 23, 2013 at 16:30 — No Comments
My wish for everyone is that you don't have to go through a near-death experience to know what is important to you...…
Added by Susan Rochester on April 19, 2013 at 10:43 — No Comments
There has been lots written about the subject and managers are still frustrated by employee who don't display initiative at work.
Most organisations are locked into a 20th century mindset…Continue
Added by Dr Tim Baker on April 18, 2013 at 21:27 — No Comments
Added by Dr Tim Baker on April 18, 2013 at 21:16 — No Comments
It’s excellent managers – not pay, benefits, perks or a charismatic leader – that are critical to building a strong, high performing workplace. Great managers are not only catalysts and translators, they consistently break the rules of conventional wisdom!
Despite the hundreds of…Continue
Added by David Klaasen on April 18, 2013 at 18:34 — No Comments
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